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Everything posted by john5

  1. Tail Gate

    Hi My 55 plate Focus Estate opens the tail gate on it's own, this happens about 50 seconds after locking it when parked, or closing it and driving away. Any ideas on this cheers John.
  2. Tail Gate

    Thanks for that, will have a look.
  3. Tail Gate

    You may be on it there Stoney, where I live it rains a good 350 days a year, we did have some sun in 1987 :D. Thanks will get the panel off and have a look. cheers John.
  4. Tail Gate

    Hi James Thanks for that, I haven't got a spare key ( keep meaning to get one ) this has been going on for a couple of days now, but since I put this post on it hasn't happened. Will see what happens ( watch this space :D) cheers John.
  5. Oops!!!!!!!!

    Hi Can anyone tell me ( roughly ) the cost of the the panel from the front lights down, in the book they still call it a bumper, and are they colour coded. Thanks in advance. cheers John.
  6. Oops!!!!!!!!

    Hi Thanks for that I did think it would cost a bit. By the time it's been sprayed I will be a few bob down then. cheers John.
  7. Egr Cooler

    Hi , I've got a Ford Focus Mk II Last year in October I had to have the EGR cooler replaced.Now 9 months later the car is showing the same symptoms as before & it's going into be checked this week.My question is ,is this likely to be a regular thing cos at £300+ it's no joke,or was it a faulty cooler put on & also someone told me that you can have them blanked off .Is this true?
  8. Door Locking

    Hi When I unlock the doors, if I don't put the key in the ignition and close the door, after a little while it locks itself. Very good idea if I had forgotten to lock it when parked, but a nightmare if I left the key on the seat or somwhere, as I have no spare key. I wondered if it's possible to program it to stop this happening. cheers John.
  9. Door Locking

    Hi Thank you both for your replies you were both right. I had it looked at and it was caused by a connection, no problems now. cheers John.
  10. 12V Power Plug

    Hi The 12v. power plug in the little pocket in front on the gearstick isn't working, how much of a job is it to get it out and replace it. cheers John.
  11. Time To Reach Normal Temperature

    Yeah your right there, it takes mine about 8 miles at normal driving.
  12. 12V Power Plug

    Tried the fuse and bending the metal strips in the socket out still no good, so back to square one. How much of a job is it to get out and replace. Cheers John.
  13. 12V Power Plug

    Thanks for that will give it a go in the morning.
  14. Spacesaver Wheel

    Hi I have got a normal size spare wheel for my Focus, has anyone on here got rid of there spacesaver? I was wondering what other uses they may have, do they fit Caravans or anything like that. cheers John.
  15. Spacesaver Wheel

    No it was £35 out of a scrap yard, with a tyre that has 1000s of miles left on it.
  16. Spacesaver Wheel

    Yeah I have got a full size wheel now, that's a good idea about the tyre weld, I will get a can. cheers John.
  17. Spacesaver Wheel

    Thanks both for your replies, I just wondered if I could sell it for a few bob. Looks like it's up the tip then, shame really as the useless things never been on the road. cheers John.
  18. Glo Plug ---No Light

    I got my focus last summer, and all through the winter I watched for the light and it never came on, the car is kept outside and always started instantly, so I never worried about it.
  19. Cambelt Or Chain.

    Hi I have an 06 MK 2 Focus I.6 LX TDCI 90, I took it to a garage today to get a price for fitting a cam belt. the guy at the desk said it maybe a chain not a belt, he had a look and said he could not tell what it was, ( needless to say I won't be taking it to him for the job ) Is there anyway I can see if it's a belt or not, without taking things apart? this was not a Ford agents but it was a big garage, not a one man band, a bit worrying. cheers John.
  20. Cambelt Or Chain.

    Yeah cheers for that mate.
  21. Cambelt Or Chain.

    Thanks both for your replys, in fairness the guy he said that he thought this was about the time they changed from belt back to chain, don't know if that's right or not, thanks again. cheers John.
  22. Throttle

    I would take it back to the garage, they messed it up you didn't ask them to adjust the throttle, don't let them charge you for it either. Good luck with it.
  23. T-Cut

    Hi Can anyone tell me it's OK to use T-Cut on metallic paint?. A mate saw's he was told it's not, her in doors ( who is the only good driver in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!! ) had a hedge jump out in the road at her, then it rubbed it's self all down the side of the car, you can't even trust a hedge these days. it's left a few minor marks that I think I could get out with T-Cut. cheers John.
  24. T-Cut

    Thanks a lot for that mate, I will give it a go. cheers John.
  25. '05 Focus Tailgate/boot Problem

    Hi Is there anyway of locking the tailgate on a 05 LX estate, once you have unlocked the doors. My tailgate has never come open on the move, but the thought of it happening with 2 dogs in the back is worrying.